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Point Linux

Last Update: 2019-04-11 06:22 UTC


Point Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution that aims to combine the power of Debian GNU/Linux with the productivity of MATE, the GNOME 2 desktop environment fork. Point Linux provides an easy-to-set-up-and-use distribution for users looking for a fast, stable and predictable desktop.

Average visitor rating: 9.56/10 from 66 review(s).


Point Summary
Distribution Point Linux
Home Page http://pointlinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forums.pointlinux.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://wiki.pointlinux.org/
Screenshots http://pointlinux.org/screenshots.htmlDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://pointlinux.org/download.html
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 3.2: DistroWatch
3.0: DistroWatch
2.2: Everyday Linux UserDistroWatchBlogspot
13.04: Linux Community (German)
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2016-06-21: Distribution Release: Point Linux 3.2
 • 2015-07-09: Distribution Release: Point Linux 3.0
 • 2014-12-14: Development Release: Point Linux 3.0 Beta 3
 • 2014-03-05: Distribution Release: Point Linux 2.3
 • 2013-12-31: Development Release: Point Linux 3.0 Beta 1
 • 2013-10-06: Distribution Release: Point Linux 2.2
 • 2013-06-09: Distribution Release: Point Linux 13.04.1
 • More Point releases...

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 3.2
agni
2.2
taya
Release Date 2016-06-21 2013-10-09
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1038-1122  
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop MATE, Xfce MATE
Package Management DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd SysV
Journaled File Systems    
Multilingual Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes
Full Package List 3.2 2.2
Package 3.2
agni
2.2
taya
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.1) 1.0.28 1.0.25
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (5.0) 4.3 4.2
bind (9.15.5) -- --
chromium (78.0.3904.97) -- --
cups (2.3.0) 1.7.5 1.5.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.1 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.42.12 1.42.5
firefox (70.0.1) 45.2.0 24.0
freetype (2.10.1) 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (9.2.0) 4.9.2 4.7.2
gimp (2.10.14) -- --
glibc (2.30) 2.19 2.13
gnome-shell (3.34.1) -- --
gnucash (3.7) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.46) -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk (3.24.12) 2.24.25 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.41) -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- --
k3b (19.08.3) -- --
kmod (26) 18 9
krita (4.2.7.1) -- --
libreoffice (6.3.3) 4.3.3 4.1.0
linux (5.3.11) 3.16.7 3.2.39
Package 3.2
agni
2.2
taya
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- --
mariadb (10.4.10) -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) 1.8.1 1.4.2
mesa (19.2.4) 10.3.2 8.0.5
mysql (8.0.18) -- --
nautilus (3.34.1) -- --
NVIDIA (440.31) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (13) 7u101 6b27
openssh (8.1p1) 6.7p1 6.0p1
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.0.1t 1.0.1e
perl (5.30.1) 5.20.2 5.14.2
php (7.3.11) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.17.3) -- --
postfix (3.4.7) -- 2.9.6
postgresql (12.1) -- --
Python (3.8.0) 2.7.9 2.7.3
qt (5.13.2) 4.8.6 4.8.2
samba (4.11.2) -- 3.6.6
systemd (243) 215 --
thunderbird (68.2.2) -- 24.0
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.3
vlc (3.0.8) 2.2.4 2.0.3
xfdesktop (4.14.1) 4.10.2 --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.16.4 1.12.4

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Average rating
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Version: 3.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-16
Votes: 3


I was a Windows user and I wanted to "try" Linux. I don't want know anything about it-jargon, I don't want to write ancient Greek (sudo--abr--ka--dabra). I don't want to know anything about any codes, syntaxes or that kind of things. I am happily married, I prefer the company of my wife to caressing a keyboard.

I accidentally downloaded Point Linux. And there is no return. Absolutely fantastic. Stable, fast, a workhorse, care free, great for a first timer. I don't even think about "Windows", "Linux", "Operating System". I just open my laptop and use it.

I wish that somebody would "save" this distro for the future. But no news for many years...


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Version: 3.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-07-20
Votes: 3


Best distro ever: nice and fast and fully functional!


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Version: 3.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-03-14
Votes: 12


I miss this distro. Now and then I look if there is something happend but in vain. I used this distro for a long time. It was very stable and looks good. I hope that the developer will announce something for the future.


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